The weekend is finally here which means it's time to put the long week behind us and dive into something fun, like video games.
As always, there are other things to do over the weekend, like getting rock landscaping of my flowers (wish me luck, because there are tons of it!) And some of us are busy in the family or taking care of things we can’t do in a week.
That doesn ' t mean we won ' there was no time for a bit of fun, however, so here’s what we played over the weekend.
Alex Donaldson, Assistant Editor – Nier Replicant, Forza Horizon 4
Most of my weekend was, to be honest, once spent playing a top secret game I reviewed and you will hear too soon. Watch for that in a few days! However, I also plan to return to the remaster of Nier Replicant, which I reviewed this week, to fix some wild trophies.
I'm also on a little racing kick in the game – so I plan to put a little time into Forza Horizon 4. And my Final Fantasy 7 100% play -through from a few weeks ago – where I'm doing to prepare myself for the Intergrade PS5 version of the remake – constantly, albeit at a slow pace.
Dorrani Williams, Video Producer – Horizon Zero Dawn
Just in case anyone cares, my League session of Legends went absolutely awful last week but I'm recovering.
Anyway, bow gang it out over the weekend because I plan to revisit Horizon Zero Dawn because it's free as part of the Playstation's PlayAtHome program. Aloy is a badass with a bow and arrow so I expect to smash the shite of some mechanical dinosaurs.
James Billcliffe, Guides Editor – Resident Evil Village Gameplay Demo
As May 7th approaches , we’re all in the Resident of Evil waiting room, and I can’t wait to get through the BIG MOMMA’s House. That’s why over the weekend I’ll have the chance to play a weird limited time demo.
More action -focused than the previous Maiden demo, this is the first time we've had to go back to The Ethan Winters shoes since Resident Evil 7's heartbreaking, and I'm really interested to see how RE: Engine handles the more mobile enemies, wide space, and have a visual feel to something close to the finished product.
Roll on Sunday night!
Rebecca Jones, Guides Writer – visual novels
I don't know why, but there's been something in my mood this week that I really like playing visual novels. It’s tempting to blame it on the news that The Great Ace Attorney games will finally see a worldwide release this summer, but honestly, I started my craving a few days before that. (Although I clearly can't imagine the announcement-who wouldn't want to solve pathetic crimes in a dumb Sherlock Holmes knock-off beauty?)
I totally own my terrible habit of starting more games than I can possibly finish, and I've got some of this kind on the go so far. It’s been a while since I’ve been slowly but enthusiastically going through Vampire The Masquerade: Shadows of New York, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, and HuniePop 2: Double Date. And if that’s not enough intricate sub-title, dialogue-heavy goodness to scrape this itch, there’s always the temptation to take another two or run through Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp.
So, do I zero in and try to finish one of them? Pick all of them for a few hours each, and end the weekend with content but no more closing than when I started? Or lean on my worst habit instead, and choose other Ace Attorney games to liven up my hopes? My emotional excitement at this decision was only matched by my intense investment in the characters and plot of all of these visual novels.
Sherif Saed, Staff Writer – Naraka: Bladepoint beta, Chivalry 2 closed beta
The stars are aligned for me to play not one, but two multiplayer action games over the weekend. First, I look forward to trying Naraka: Bladepoint on Steam.
If you followed our indie feature last year, you may be familiar with its name. Naraka: Bladepoint is a battle royale action game with particularly fluid movement and action-centric action. The game has been in development for many years, but outside of limited, invite-only events, it has not been released to the public on that scale.
This changes this weekend, with the start of the beta on Steam. Anyone can sign up via Steam to get an invitation, and you can play throughout the weekend until 7pm in the UK on Monday.
I'm especially looking forward to seeing how many of the game's movement mechanics, whether it's the grappling hook or parkour skills, will play out while fighting. I was also curious to see how many cowards would keep their distance and use range weapons exclusively.
Chivalry 2 closed beta is also part of the plan.
Somehow I haven't caught any of the previous trials in Chivalry 2, but I got my key and I hope to finally play it for the first time this weekend. I’ve always been a fan of Torn Banner games, even though at the time the studio’s best work went unnoticed.
Needless to say, Chivalry 2 looks like a brutal return to the genre that Torn Banner helped recreate, and I'm here for it. But the first-person melee genre has evolved and changed significantly since the first Chivalry. I’m eager to see how the game will lean on technique, tactical strategy in battles and how much excitement will generate.
Battlefield fan to me is extremely excited about the large scale of Chivalry 2, 64-player battles. Just imagine 64 players swinging swords, poking polearms, and picking up targets at range with bows all in a single game.
I also wanted to see if it could be played in the third person. I’ve seen people do it, but I wanted to know if it would be a viable way to play it as some sort of For Honor analogue.
Stephany Nunneley, News Editor – The Lord of the Rings Online
When I think I’m done for a while, it sucks me back. Why? Because the 14th anniversary event will continue over the weekend.
I can't believe I've played this game for 14 years. That’s longer than some people’s relationships. True, my particular interaction with the game is rocky at times (the Legendary Weapon system in question, lazy Hobbits, and a few quirks) but I always end up on the adventure back to Middle earth to fix my Tolkein.
As you all know, I'm a big Lord of the Rings nerd (The Elder Scroll comes in a close second), and this game is a great way to experience sight, sound, and story based in books.
This weekend while the anniversary event is happening, I plan to participate in the scavenger hunt that is going on, getting a new horse, getting some makeup to dress up, and earning a pet cat to include in my adventure . Like I need another cat, but this one is virtual, so no need to feed it or deal with a litter box.
Plus, I started a new character (number eight!) And he's a Guardian that's all about getting up in the face of an orc and bashing in the nose with a shield. I enjoyed playing with him. Usually, I prefer covered characters (even my characters in D&D are covered) and my main one in the game is a Hunter. I love playing Morrethiel, but it’s a nice change of pace playing a tank.
Now that I've finished with two friends to give the game another chance, I also have people who can play on a more regular basis. Because of this, I actually got into making weapons for my friend the Captain and making beautiful jewelry for my palm Burgler. Making games in the game is more fun and less chore unless you choose the culinary profession.
If you like MMOs, Tolkien, and want to see a beautiful world with super cool water effects, you should give the game a try. It's free-to-play, so there are some restrictions on content and features, but it's worth giving a shot.
So, that's our game plan for the weekend. We want to know what you are currently playing, or plan to play over the weekend.
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